Friday, July 20, 2012
Iowa got hit by a late frost after an unusually warm spring this year. So my favorite U-Pick farm didn't have any cherries for sale this summer. ("The blossoms just fell off the trees," the farmer told me.)
I was bummed that I wouldn't be able to pick pie cherries this year. But a few weeks ago, I found frozen tart cherries on sale at my local Fareway grocery store. I stocked up and bought several bags. Then I came home and made cherry cobbler.
I decided to use my favorite rhubarb crisp recipe, substituting with cherries instead. It turned out pretty good for my first-ever attempt -- although my photos don't really show it off well.
I was trying to re-create the famous spoon and cherry outdoor sculpture in Minneapolis :)
Someday, I hope to plant a couple cherry trees on my sister's acreage, since it seems like the season is so short. Then I won't have to "fight" the other cherry lovers at the U-Pick farm. Those cherries always go fast! Are you a cherry fan? Do you have a favorite cherry recipe? I'm always looking for more ideas.